Trying to learn to sight read the bass line on the Bass Clef instead of playing arond the guitar chord charts. 1. If on the Bass staff you have one note above or below another ... which one would the bass play? For instance..the guitar chord for the measure is a G. On the bass staff there is a D note on the third line and a G note on the first line. Which one should be played, the lower one G to match the guitar chord, or the upper one, the D. IS there a rule? If there is more than one note written, would the bass always play the lower or the upper? 2. If on the staff, the b is always flatted, indicated by a flat symbol on the second line at the beginning of the staff.... would all B notes be flatted even those above the staff on the space before the first upper ledger line? 3. If a specific B note is to be flatted in one single measure, indicated by a symbol on that specific note only , would all B notes after that on the same measure also be flatted? Or does that apply only to that one occurence of the B? This may sound basic, but yes I have a general knowledge of music theory, but am trying to come back up to speed learning to play the bass cleff? Thanks.